Celebrate Fitness this International Women's Day
Updated on 29 February 2016

On the 8th March, the 26th International Women’s Day will honour the achievements of women across the world. During the ongoing struggle of womanhood, achieving any goal needs dedication, commitment and discipline, and by leading a healthy lifestyle, your fit body, mind and soul will help you get there.

Juggling several roles amidst demanding times can be quite challenging, but a little bit of planning, self-preparation and support from children, family and friends can go a long way in achieving your fitness goals. Set aside a particular time of the day to workout, preferably early mornings so you don’t miss out on any of your fitness classes.

Stay-at-Home Mothers: If you are a stay-at-home mum then you might want to step outside to re-ignite your passion for fitness, improve your exercise performance and amplify your health. Take kids for long walks, play fun activities and swap the treadmill for nature trails, hiking or even mountain biking. Use fitness DVDs or train with a personal trainer for added expertise and accountability.

Working Women: For the corporate or working mums, use the weekends to do fun activities with your family. Fitness classes such as Baby Aqua or Moms and Tots are awesome programs to attend as they suit both you and your young ones.

Nutrition: Never neglect nutrition and healthy eating habits. Kickstart your day with a healthy breakfast because that’s one important meal that helps set the tone of your body for the rest of the day. Eat clean and organic, and stay away from processed foods and meats. Eat simple and replenish your daily dose of water supply. Do not cut out on any food groups, ensure intake of proteins, calcium, carbs as well as healthy fats. Each meal along with grains should include a fruit and vegetable to make it a wholesome serving.

As we advance towards recognizing women related issues and celebrate their being, we also hope that this small effort on highlighting fitness and health instils renewed vigour to take it up seriously. Fitness First recognizes the importance of women’s fitness and offers 14 exclusive Ladies Only Clubs in the UAE for women to have a comfortable place to workout.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Fitness First is a global brand that originated in the UK. Backed by over 17 years experience, the fitness chain has grown into a network of over 380 clubs, with over 1 million members in more than 15 countries worldwide.
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